Scholas and GiGroup, partnering for youth employability

The pilot on Turin of the Scholas and GiGroup project aimed at encouraging the inclusion in work of young people from difficult contexts is underway.
The students will have the opportunity to train as Numerical Control Machine Operators, a profession in great demand on the Italian job market.

A class of young people of different nationalities residing in the Turin area participate in the Scholas and GiGroup program – the first Italian multinational labor force – aimed at facilitating the training and job orientation of young people who come from different situations of fragility. .

The program, promoted with a pilot on Turin, is now in its second phase: that of technical training and the insertion of participants into the labor market. Four months of remote training and in the laboratory and 2 months of internship in the company to become numerical control machine operators, with the achievement of a certificate after passing a final exam. The commitment does not end here: these young people will be accompanied even after the conclusion of the training period towards an employment contract in the organizations where they have carried out the internship or in others to ensure continuity to the path undertaken.

«The expertise of Gi Group in bringing together supply and demand in the world of work has been able to reach, thanks to the collaboration with Scholas, young people who are unlikely to be able to intercept the activity of agencies (APL) in their daily lives – comments Flavio Dessilani, Business GiGroup Project Senior Director – This program combines the missions of Scholas and GiGroup: on the one hand that of supporting the most vulnerable young people and also their employability, on the other that of building a sustainable labor market, filling the skill mismatch through training of people in a manner consistent with market needs».

This phase follows the classroom program coordinated by Scholas : 3 remote meetings with the aim of jointly developing socio-emotional skills which are also fundamental for professional training and growth, especially for those coming from a difficult background. Following these meetings, the young participants found an increase in self-esteem of 10.5% – a fundamental skill to be aware of their strengths and abilities, as well as their limits and weaknesses, and therefore to achieve realistic goals. – and hope in the future of 14.3% – an approach that predisposes us to improvement and growth, generating in us a feeling of security and happiness.

“Occupational instability has affected the lives of many young people, provoking in them a feeling of frustration, which negatively affects their relationship with work. – Alessandra Graziosi, Coordinator Scholas Italia – In GiGroup we have found a leading partner in the field of employment and employability of people who has allowed us to add a fundamental element to our interventions: that of giving these young people the opportunity to build a future starting from their passions and their interests in order to develop the professional skills required by the market.

After the experience in Turin, GiGroup and Scholas’ goal is to replicate the format on the national territory, but also to export it to those countries where both companies operate.

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